Tuesday, October 11, 2011

All governments are on notice: we’re here, the citizens of the world, and you can’t silence us anymore.

     --- Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, from a recent  interview  .

I really like this quote. And I admire what the founder of Wikipedia has accomplished. But what do we have to say, Jimmy?

Are we to be a babbling multitude, disintegrated into adversarial groups, shouting at each other? Or are we to be a community undertaking discourse, rationally going forward as a culture and society?

To me what would be most encouraging, even more groundbreaking than other world events, would be the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street sitting down to discuss how (not when) they plan on changing government forever, using the web and other technology that the Founding Fathers didn't have.

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